As an icon of Italian design, Tizio graces the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It stands proud amongst the most celebrated icons of modern lighting, effortlessly blending function with style.
The innovation of Tizio is its construction: a transformer in the lamp base powers a halogen lamp through rods and buttons. Besides having a structural function, the rods carry electrical current without electric cables. Direct adjustable light emission with two light levels.
- Arms in aluminum
- Arm spacer bars in chromed steel with molded thermoplastic insulators
- Counter weights in die-cast zinc
- Head in die-cast aluminum with inner high efficiency reflector in anodized aluminum, with protective glass lens
- Base in polyphenylene ether (PPE) and polystyrene (PS)
- Height: 100 cm / 39 1/4 inch
- Diameter: 10 cm / 4 inch
- 35W Max Halogen GY6.35 (Bulb included)
- On/off on base
- 20% smaller than the Tizio Classic model
- 360° rotatable base in black molded thermoplastic with incorporated low voltage transformer and two-intensity on/off switch
- Fully adjustable, balanced electrical conductor arms
- Adjustable head
Artemide Tizio 35 Table Lamp Designed by:
- Richard Sapper , 1990
Born in Germany but based in Milan, Richard Sapper creates innovative products by mining the knowledge of far-flung disciplines. One of the few industrial designers never to have attended a school of design or architecture, Sapper studied philosophy, anatomy, engineering and economics. Sapper began his design career working in the styling department of Mercedes-Benz. In 1958 he went to Italy, where he worked with such luminaries as Gio Ponte, Marco Zanuso, and Gae Aulenti. In 1981, Sapper became a corporate design consultant for IBM, for whom he produced a multitude of instantly recognizable designs such as the ThinkPad notebook computer.
A ten-time winner of the Compasso d’Oro, he created the iconic Sapper Kettle for Alessi and the incredibly successful Tizio table lamp for Artemide in 1972. Called a ‘designer's dream,’ this revolutionary table lamp has a sleek, narrow body, adjustable counterbalanced arms and head and swivels smoothly in four directions. In 1972, the use of the lamp’s arms to conduct electricity was a never-before-seen feature, a true innovation representative of Sapper’s work. In over 50 years he has designed more than 200 products and is an impressively versatile designer who can create compelling visual images for sophisticated electronic technology.